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Lopez Jimenez, Francisco Assistant Professor

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  • Prof. Lopez Jimenez studies the mechanics of soft and slender structures, with the aim of harnessing instabilities and other nonlinear behavior. He is particularly focused in the design and characterization of new composite materials, and the analysis of deployable and lightweight structures.

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  • mechanics of soft and slender structures, instabilities and buckling, deployable structures, composite materials

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Teaching

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  • ASEN 3112 - Structures
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Teaches Mechanics of Materials methods of stress and deformation analysis applicable to the design and verification of aircraft and space structures. It offers an introduction to matrix and finite element methods for truss structures, and to mechanical vibrations. Offered fall only.
  • ASEN 4218 - Large Space Structures Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Develops the necessary structural analysis skills for conducting conceptual and preliminary designs of large space structures with a practical emphasis on structures considered by NASA over the past 20 years. Applies analysis skills to a broad range of space missions requiring large space structures, emphasizing low cost and practical design. Same as ASEN 5218.
  • ASEN 5218 - Large Space Structures Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Develops the necessary structural analysis skills for conducting conceptual and preliminary designs of large space structures with a practical emphasis on structures considered by NASA over the past 20 years. Applies analysis skills to a broad range of space missions requiring large space structures, emphasizing low cost and practical design. Same as ASEN 4218.

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